Raumedic showing off tiny tubing, multilayer tubing at MD&M West

As a polymer component system provider for the medical technology and pharmaceutical industry, Raumedic will be exhibiting at the MD&M West show in Anaheim, Califoria in February. The company will be demonstrating its ability to implement customer ideas in products that expertly combine functionality and cost-effectiveness. This year, the themes guiding Raumedic’s presence at MDM

Physio-Control has a battery problem with its LifePak 1000 AED

Physio-Control said last week that it is launching a voluntary field action for its LifePak 1000 defibrillator, after reports that the device can shut down unexpectedly during treatment. The Redmond, Washington–based company has received 34 reports describing instances when customers have attempted to use the LifePak device and it has shut down due to an

Oventus announces U.S. launch of O2Vent T device for sleep apnea

Oventus, a Brisbane-based medical device company seeking to change the way sleep disorders are treated, announced the U.S. launch of O2Vent T, the first and only FDA-cleared sleep disorder device that provides relief for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) via a unique, separate airway that avoids multiple sites of obstruction, including the nose, the soft palate

Another warning for CareFusion’s Alaris drug pump

The U.K.’s Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency issued a warning today for Carefusion‘s Alaris syringe drug pumps. The U.K. watchdog said that Alaris pumps with broken springs in the plunger assembly could accidentally release a single dose of medication if the pump also uses non-recommended syringes. “This problem comes about through a combination of using

Researchers’ bionic pancreas outperforms standard insulin pump therapy

Researchers from Boston University have developed a bionic pancreas system that outperformed conventional insulin pump therapy for patients with type 1 diabetes, according to a trial conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital. The team’s work was published in The Lancet.  This device is the latest development in the race to make an entirely closed loop insulin pump system,

Artificial leaf produces drugs using solar energy

Researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology have reportedly developed a leaf-inspired mini-factory to produce drugs using solar energy. The team’s work could allow medicine to be made in resource-deprived areas, as long as there is sunlight. “Theoretically, you could use this device to make drug compounds with solar energy anywhere you want,” lead researcher

Changing your medical device: 6 things you need to know

Medical device regulatory consultant Michael Drues has never liked the phrase “change management.” The words seem boring to him. “Not only does it not have to be boring, it is incredibly important—and can be exciting and dare I say fun,” says Drues, who is president of Vascular Sciences (Grafton, MA). Whether it involves a medical

Medical device coatings market to double to more than $15 billion

The medical device coatings market’s worth is projected to more than double by 2025, according to a report by Grand View Research. The market is expected to grow at an annual rate of about 7%—from its 2015 value of $7.51 billion to an expected $15.69 billion in the next nine years. Medical device coatings enhance

H&T Presspart and Cohero Health launch first market-ready, fully-connected metered dose inhaler to optimize care of asthma and COPD

H&T Presspart and Cohero Health have launched the first market-ready, intuitive, fully-embedded and connected metered dose inhaler (eMDI) aimed at improving adherence andenabling continually optimized care of patients with asthma and COPD. It is the only eMDI integrated seamlessly with BreatheSmart from Cohero Health, a comprehensive respiratory disease management platform that uniquely enables tracking of

Is a single contract manufacturer the best option?

Eric Sugalski/President/Smithwise For medical device startups, entering the manufacturing stage can be a daunting, frustrating and time-consuming process. Often, medical device startups will meet no-quotes or show stopping quotes from contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) for their pilot builds. This is often due to the economic realities facing CMOs. It takes a significant amount of up-front

JLL Partners and Water Street announce acquisition of MedPlast

Water Street Healthcare Partners and private equity shop JLL Partners said that they acquired MedPlast, a services provider to the medical device industry, for an undisclosed amount. Headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., MedPlast offers a range of engineering and manufacturing capabilities that support the world’s leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with producing diagnostic, orthopedic, surgical and

Ultra-low noise and ultra-low power consumption AMR sensor provides exceptional stability for demanding industrial and drone applications

MEMSIC, a leading solutions provider combining proprietary MEMS technology with advanced mixed-signal processing and systems solutions, announced the availability of the MMC5883MA 3 Axis Magnetic Sensor. The newest member of MEMSIC’s Anisotropic Magneto Resistive (AMR) based Magnetic Sensor family, it provides the industry’s highest accuracy, lowest noise and lowest power consumption, all combined in an

CytoSorbents gains on German reimbursement win

CytoSorbents Corp. (NSDQ:CTSO) shares jumped 9% to $5.35 apiece today after the company reported that it landed a permanent reimbursement procedure code for its CytoSorb therapy in Germany. The Monmouth Junction, N.J.-based company developed its blood purification therapy to treat inflammation in critically-ill patients and for use during cardiac surgery. CytoSorb is an extracorporeal cytokine

Cadence launches new microsite

Cadence launched a new microsite to highlight their growing Product Realization Center located in Pittsburgh. The new website better reflects Cadence’s position as a full service medical device contract manufacturer. “One of the biggest differentiators of our Cadence Device business is our team.  Our core team consists of seasoned experts that have spent part of their careers

Centurion expands Compass platform to include pleural and intra-abdominal pressure measuring

Centurion Medical Products, a leader in medical product innovation and global patient care, launched its Compass digital pressure transducers for measuring and monitoring both pleural and intra-abdominal pressures (IAP). The compact, sterile single-use Compass devices provide precise, quantitative pressure measurements while removing fluid during thoracentesis as well as when monitoring for intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal